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is considerably better off by not having the taliban in afghanistan, not having saddam hussein in iraq. the countries have been given an opportunity to have a freer political system, a freer economic system. they've fashioned their own constitutions. they are going to have to -- those countries are going to have to plan their future and figure out their future and make their future. we can't build nations for other countries, the united states. but we can be helpful. if we do it in a wise way, we can set them on a path that will be better for their people and better for the region and better for the united states. that does not mean we have to stay there forever, in my view. >> greta: this administration -- i was in afghanistan, and secretary of state hillary clinton told a group of women that the united states would not leave and let the taliban come and continue to do the things to the women that they're going to do, that they did historically. looks like the taliban is coming in full force. >> i don't know that. >> greta: you don't think they're coming in at full force, the taliban?
administration has set a date for withdrawal extra. >> why should the taliban take risks when they know we are leaving? it's more for the afghan army personnel who want to show their loyalty to taliban. >> reporter: there is fear among the afghan army that the taliban will seek retribution against anybody who has cooperated with the americans. bill: we are hearing president obama will move quickly to announce a new treasury secretary if reelected in november. the "wall street journal" says whoever that is will play a big role in congress over nearing the fiscal cliff. without a deal many economists predict another recession. stuart, good morning. what's the significance of this? >> reporter: the president says we are headed in the right direction. the evidence suggests we are headed in the wrong direction. the word recession is more commonly used. the evidence is this. we know the economy is slowing dramatically. we know income is down. and we know that buying power is down. that's over the last 3 1/2 years and bringing us up to the current state. if we have a second term and the president
jihadists. >> more carnage in afghanistan. the taliban take responsibility for a suicide attack that killed 14 today including three americans. we are deployed in the hot spots today with lester holt live in afghanistan and ann curry on the syrian border. >>> good day. i'm andrea mitchell live in washington, days away from thes first presidential debate in denver where mitt romney and barack obama will be trying to reach a shrinking pool of undecided voters. joining me for our daily fix, chris cizilla. the challenges for both. everyone trying to lower expectations but the fact is, that both of these -- both of these debaters are experienced, they both had primary debates but there is a challenge first for mitt romney, he's never gone head-to-head against barack obama and for the president, he has not debated in a while. he didn't have any -- of course didn't have any primary challenges this year. >> right. andrea, i always think it's hilarious, last night in las vegas barack obama said i'm an okay debater. it's like when lou holtz was the coach of notre dame and playing east/west texas stat
. nbc's richard engel joins me from kabul with the latest. i understand the taliban is claiming responsibility for the attack? >> the taliban says it was responsible for this. a suicide bomber walked up to an american patrol. it was americans who were walking joint patrol with afghan police as actually this american and afghan patrol was preparing to get back in nar vehicles. the taliban suicide bomber detonated an explosive vest and killed three americans and four members of the afghan patrol. the taliban is trying to make a comeback. the surge in this country is over. the 30,000-plus troops that were added to afghanistan are now out of the country. and the taliban wants to fight. they are trying to change the narrative here. they want to say that after 11 years they remain undefeated. that the resistance in afghanistan is yet again defeating a superpower. it seems the opposition in this country, the taliban and other militant groups, will continue to fight and want the last americans to leave here under fire. >> richard engel in kabul for us. thank you very much. >>> also maki
for a peace deal with the taliban. what is next for us inside the war-torn country? jennifer griffin is here to break down the details. plus, on the eve of the first presidential debate both president obama and governor mitt romney are hard at work on their final preps. we'll have an update from the campaign trail next. gregg: there are plans to hold peace talk with the taliban and they've now collapsed, this as nato commander's try to find a new way to boost stability in the region as forces begin to head home. national security correspondent jennifer griffin has the details from the pentagon. how seriously did the u.s. military take these peace talks with the taliban. >> not very. this was essentially a state-department-led idea from with some backing from the white house and the president's national security advisers over at the white house when richard holbrooke was still alive as ambassador and envoy to pakistan he backed the idea because many military commander's believed you could not shoot yourself out of this war, out of the war in afghanistan. the pentagon also never believed that
.n. says they are likely to continue to the afghan troops can pledge their allegiance to the taliban. >> i'm afraid given the withdrawal target that the green on blue attacks are actually likely to increase as the date for the withdrawal grows closer and the taliban attacks if anything may diminish. why should the taliban take risks when they know we are leaving. it is more for the afghan national army personnel who want to show their loyalty to taliban. >> the defense secretary says the taliban is trying to destroy our trust in the afghan security forces but the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff said that strategy won't work. >> as one afghan army commander told me insider attacks are an affront to their honor, at odds with their culture and their faith. as for us, we are adapting to changes in that threat as well. that is what professional militaries do. and we are doing it in a way that ensures we continue to be able to partner. the taliban is clearly trying to split us apart. but it won't work. >> reporter: military officials say that sometimes these insider attacks are carried out
of the taliban, he says no one encouraged him to do this. "look at our situation. the foreigners kill our people. insult our religion. burning the holy koran and making cartoons of our prophet mohammed. if we don't defend islam, then we are not muslim." suicide bombings and other attacks are now daily currencies in the war in afghanistan. and the methods of the insurgents are constantly changing, according to the prison boss, general muhammad khan. "the enemy don't use their own tactics. now they use women. sometimes children and teenagers. they even get dressed up in military uniforms. they don't fight face to face. they're coward." the taliban denies recruiting children as suicide bombers. the facts tell a very different story. authorities say just a few days ago a 10-year-old orphan boy managed to escape from insurgents who were going to make him wear a suicide vest so he could blow himself up in front of coalition troops. rujallah has a 4-year-old son who he says he loves and misses very much. when i asked him how he'd feel if his child was used as a suicide bomber, he tells me -- "if he wan
, including three americans and their afghan translator. the taliban claimed responsibility. the afghan war began 11 years ago this weekend in response, of course, to the 9/11 terror attacks. and in all those years the u.s. has been building a global counterterrorism force. but, until tonight, no camera has ever been inside one secret facility outside washington. it's called the terrorist screening center. everyone there has a top secret clearance and it took bob orr months to gain access and bring us this story. >> reporter: the terrorist screening center is home to the nation's top-secret information on suspected terrorists. it's so sensitive we were asked not to record any of the sounds inside this room. and we agreed to identify only director tim healy, a veteran f.b.i. agent who overseas the terrorist watch list of 520,000 names. >> that could be a facilitator, it could be a bomber, it could be a bomb maker, it could be anything. it's anybody corrected to terrorism. >> reporter: this clearing house of terrorist information is used everyday by t.s.a. officers, border agents and state, l
into a convoy of nato and afghan forces. it happened in an area where the taliban claims responsibility. nato cut back on joint patrols because of the number of insider attacks where supposed afghan security forces have turned on their u.s. and nato partners, calling them green on blue attacks. it was a suspected insider attack or green on blue attack this weekend that brought that number of u.s. military deaths in afghanistan to 2,000. a grim milestone now in the 11-year war. are there any indications the insider attacks speed up the withdrawal date? >>reporter: the u.n. secretary-general hinted so much in brussels in an interview with the guardian newspaper, and the top u.s. commander in afghanistan addressed this issue of insider attacks with cbs on "60 minutes" recently the i am mad at hell. it is reverberating across the united states. we are willing to sacrifice a lawsuit but we are not willing to be murdered for it. >>reporter: after the video went viral, the general ordered the joint patrols be stopped. they were stopped for 10 days. the nato head says they have resumed. >>shepard: th
that were patrolling a market. the taliban claiming responsibility. the attack comes a day after two americans were killed in the shootout between afghans and american troops. >>> we're two days away from the first presidential debate. president obama's campaign trying to lower expectations by saying he is at the disadvantage. >> now challengers tend to do really well in debate. that's been moment we believed all along governor romney probably has more benefit out of this debate potentially than we do. >> gretchen: republican vp nominee paul ryan agrees and says mitt romney will show voters there is a clear choice. >> people will see is who is mitt romney? what kind a president will be and what are the choices i have? that, to me s what matters in this debate and alt debates, which is i know what president obama has done. i know all of these empty promise, broken promises. i know about the ugly stagnant economy. what is mitt romney and paul ryan offering? that's what we'll get out of wednesday. >> gretchen: the denver debate will focus on domestic policy. >>> the search for a houston
on dead taliban fighters and posing for photos like this one. video of the july 2011 incident was also posted on youtube in january. three other marines have also been disciplined for it. >>> check out these incredible photos from brazil, where a truck spun out of control and teetered over a bridge. amazingly, the driver was not hurt. it took 25 minutes, though, for rescuers to free him from the dangling truck by rope. >>> a four foot long seafood storage bin from japan was found off oahu, hawaii last week 18 months after it was swept out to sea when the tsunami hit the asian country. anderson, back to you. >> wow, that's amazing. susan, thanks. >>> we've been reporting on the disabled national veterans foundation which sounds legitimate, right, and its chief fund-raiser, which is -- art for months. what we've uncovered has triggered outrage and multiple investigations. tonight, the stakes are climbing higher. just ahead, drew griffin's report on what he found. chantix is proven to help people quit smoking. it reduces the urge to smoke. some people had changes in behavior, thinking or
to con duct is al-qaeda and islamic magrad. their goal is the same everywhere. the taliban. it is global islamic rule. when bin laden in days that followed 9/11 he took that video out, he said this is for 80 years of disgrace. does anyone know what that means? that means 80 years after they broke up the call faith, they want one thing, they are not -- broke up the caliphate. they are not going to apologize. >> bob: to rush to judgment about the video is a mistake. no question about that. but the idea -- first of all, the libyan president has a real terrorist problem on his hands. that was his politics talking. nothing to do what -- >> kimberly: >> are you saying he's not right? >> eric: u.s. officials confirming it was labeled terrorism within the department, wherever within the f.b.i. or c.i.a. -- >> andrea: you were in the state department. you figured it out in five minutes. maybe you should be running things because they know far less than you do. what does that tell you? >> eric: we are running out of time. last night, hillary clinton was at an event where she said there is an al-qa
in afghanistan, as we've always worried about, is afgnist is relytl r the taliban and partly run by a karzai-type government. and you end up having to cede space to taliban-pe forces or comeo some compromise with them that means that you go ki, ink, is the epicenter of everything that's really wrong and what's going to be dealt with. and if we could have more constructive relationships with pakistan, and that's very, very difficult, i understand that. if we could have a certainty that they would deal with their own intern lehe think that is the key to unlocking more peaceful relationships not just with the indian subcontinent but right across afghanistan. >> so mr. prime minister, your position at the u.n., you have the very small and easyask of making sur t u ve on the world's promise of making sure every child in the world has access to education by 2015. >> yeah. this is a silent emergency. i mean, it is tragic that today -- >> seems like impossible task >> 61 million childrenround e worl wil n b going to school because they've got no school to go to, no teacher, no classroom. and we've
conversations about reconciliation, including the taliban, are ongoing. that was part of the conversation. >> margaret, thank you. good to see you. >>> one person has been found dead in a wind-driven wildfire in southern california. the fire east of san diego near the the mexican border is threatening dozens of individuals this morning. the man who died was an elderly man who refused to evacuate. the fire has burned nearly 2500 acres thus far. >>> this morning, another apparent mistake by nfl replacement officials has set off a new fire storm of criticism after last night's green bay/seattle game. everyone was confused, and the losing team was furious. here's the story. jeff, good morning. >> good morning. it was a hail mary at end of the game. it turns an almost certain victory for the green bay packers into a stunning win for the seattle seahawks. >> jennings has it! who did they give it to? touchdown! >> the reaction was immediate. >> how does m.d. jennings not get credit for the interception in i have no idea. >> and intense. >> it was awful. that's all i'm going to say. >> don't ask
flaw in your character do you have. i need to know and i need to know now. >> i've been in a taliban holding cell for a while. >> you were a prisoner for a long time, too long. you're damaged goods. >> you really want me to respond to that? >> and we are thrilled to have damian lewis here with us. great to have you. >> good morning. >> congratulations, by the way. >> thank you very much. very surreal and unexpected and lovely. >> i love your speech. you said you don't believe in judging art but you showed up just in case. >> yeah. easy to say when you win. >> fun to say when you win. >> fun to say. there are different kinds of awards. sometimes you go to awards and five people are honored for doing a nice piece of acting. you get a nice certificate and you walk out of there. i like those awards as well. very nice to win. >> is there still a buzz from this? >> huge buzz. huge buzz. i went by the writing room on monday night and they are already corrupted by their success sitting on their terrace smoking cigars discussing what it was like to be emmy awards. we had a great drink talking
and police officers also died in that attack. the taliban claimed responsibility for the blast which came a day after the u.s. death toll in the war in afghanistan reached 2,000 service members. >>> well, there is growing controversy today over a trial balloon first floated months ago by illinois governor pat quinn. early last year mr. quinn floated the idea that the federal government could bail out, that is the federal government, you, could bail out his state's pension program if illinois' finances took a turn for the worse. critics are pouncing saying states cannot give away big benefit packages and then expect the federal taxpayer to come to the rescue. "the chicago tribune" says the stampede of other states with pension red ink could lead to a federal taxpayer bill of over $2 trillion. that's with a t, and let me tell you, folks, that's just one estimate. others put it between 1 trillion and 25 trillion that we could potentially get to. lou dobbs is host of "lou dobbs tonight" on the fox business network, he's also a syndicated radio host. so governor quinn in illinois can't figure
. later they said, the taliban might have been involved. now whatever the reason, the 2,000th american killed in afghanistan is a grim milestone. this comes just as we are days away from the 11-year anniversary of combat in afghanistan. and there is another number to kid. 68,000 american troops are now in afghanistan and increasingly under threat not just from their enemies, but also their so-called allies. m >>> the family of a california woman is hoping for answers after she was killed in a hail of bullets fired by a border patrol agent. candles and flowers honor the dead woman valeria alverto, leaves behind five children. alverto tried to run down the agent. something her husband just cannot believe. >> i want justice, yes. who ever shot my wife, who ever the guy he is, he needs to get shot. he needs to get justice served. he don't shoot a person. >> heartbroken family members, held a car wash, trying to raise enough to give her a proper burial. >>> what started as an argument outside a veterans of foreign wars post ended with two people dead and another critically injured in winter
. at least 11 others were also killed. the taliban claimed responsibility for the blast which came a day after the u.s. death toll in afghanistan reached 2000. the supreme court has refused to consider an appeal by a unit of bank of america on a ruling that allowed brokers who accused it of bias to have a lawsuit. >>> and rory mcilroy thought his tee time was 12:45 eastern time unfortunately he was in illinois where it was central time. he would have been an hour late. a police escort got him to the ryder cup just 11 minutes before tee time. that's your fox news minute. i'm lauren green. back to you tracy, wow, nick of time. tracy: thank you, lauren. well, gas prices have been levelling off but our next guest says they could actually fall much further in the next five weeks between now and the election. chief oil analyst is joining us from las vegas, where i know you are giving a speech. we will talk about that in a second. but you know what? people from the northeast, myself included, and the west coast have actually seen prices go up. how come, tom? >> well, you know, we've been havin
drug lords in the world, ivan velazquez, known as el taliban, has been captured by the mexican military. he's the leader of the zetas drug cartel, blamed for the recent surge in violence in northern mexico. >>> two more big banks have been hit by computer hackers. u.s. bank corps and pnc join these other banks. the attacks have left customers unable to access accounts. but apparently, no personal information has been stolen. >>> also, senator joe lieberman, chairman of the homeland security committee, accuses iran of organizing those attacks. >>> dramatic images from the latest attacks in syria. you can see a bomb go off right here, near military headquarters. wednesday, the deadliest day so far in the country's bloody civil war, which has claimed now an estimated 30,000 lives. >>> here at home, thousands the of criminal cases have been thrown into question this massachusetts this morning, after a chemist at the state's drug lab admitted that she faked lab results for years. ignoring procedures, forging signatures when working on more than 34,000 cases. some defendants have already been
was trained by taliban. so at what point do you begin to label something terrorism? >> biggest question is why, why do you fear labeling these terrorist twists, why? what is the goal of the administration? some same it's appeasement. on the other hand, obama administration has six times the drone strikes during bush's eight years. four times estimated deaths through drone strikes as bush's eight years. he is clearly not appeasing them on foreign soil. he is wiping them on off the face of the planet. >> alisyn: senator joe lieberman is the chair of the homeland security committee and is calling for this investigation said his personal pet peeve when people in the administration will not label something terrorism, why not just call it what it is. he is the person that held janet napolitano's feet to the fire and this is extremist terrorism and she said, indeed. >> dave: latest incident in benghazi had something to do with the film to that mocked the prophet muhammad. we heard about that dozens of times from the administration including highlighted in the speech to the world the address to the u.
about reconciliation, including the taliban, are ongoing and that was part of the conversation. >> thank you, good to see you. >>> one person has been found dead in a wind-driven wildfire in southern california. the fire east of san diego near the mexican border is threatening dozens of buildings this morning. officials say the person who died was an elderly man who ignored the order to evacuate. his body was found inside one of the 20 homes destroyed by the flames. the fire has burned nearly 2,500 acres thus far. >>> this morning another apparent mistake by nfl replacement officials has set off a new fire storm of criticism after last night's green bay seattle game, everyone was confused and the losing team was furious. jeff glor is here. >> the ref noticeably pushed one defender out of the way and turned an almost certain victory for the green bay packers into a stunning win for the seattle seahawks. >> who did they give it to? touchdown! >> reporter: the reaction was immediate. >> unbelievable. >> how does jennings not get credit for the interception, i have no idea. >> reporter: and
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